Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

I took this last summer. It’s an entrance to one of the Colleges of Cambridge University, I can’t remember which one. The lush green grass caught my eye and the fact that it looks like a late student had crashed their bicycle outside and dashed through the entrance to their lecture!

The next instalment of Arcane Insane is on its way this evening!

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

  1. Love the pile of bikes too, gives you the feeling they were late, dumped the bikes as close as poss and rushed through the doors to get to class on time!

      • I like the fact that it’s not busy….takes effort to want to study, it’s not given to everyone, especially at Cambridge. I have never understood this photo manipulation business anyway, what’s wrong with things just as they are? We live in a wonderful world, sometimes we forget that!

        • I’ve dabbled with my share of photo manipulation and graphic design, which used to earn me a meagre crust in the past! I’m not much of a photographer, I just snap away in the hope something will look good later on when I get the photos back on my pc!

  2. Great shot of a lovely entrance! Must be nice to live in a place where you can find something that suggests tradition… around here there are a handful of building dating back to the War of 1812 but that’s about it. You probably have kebob stands older than that.

    • It’s strange to walk through Cambridge and see so many tourists taking photos. When you live in a place long enough you just take your surroundings for granted. So when I stop to see what people are pointing at it reminds me the city is crammed with history. I’m not a fan of London, it’s too noisy and the people there are very rude! But Cambridge is a delightful place, bustling and vibrant but kinda quiet at the same time.

      • I understand completely. I was born in Montreal and lived there until I was 45 years old and took for granted the 300 year old buildings (one of which housed a Sbarro restaurant), the mix of architecture, the back-to-back summer festivals, the winters that anywhere else would be considered debilitating, etc.and I didn’t do nearly enough photography of that city. My very best photos in my new home were taken after I had been here for just a few months — just long enough to have begun to know my way around yet still in the honeymoon period of my residency here. I am sure there are Parisians who do not have a photo of the Eiffel Tower, Egyptians who have never visited the Pyramids, and Chinese who walk past the Great Wall without ever taking a snapshot there.

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